Lord of the Rings actor Viggo Mortensen has revealed how he once went to see a therapist back in his early twenties and admitted that he found it very helpful. Viggo, who plays Sigmund Freud in A Dangerous Method, also claims that he believes that everybody should attend a therapist at some point, as it is a great way to deal with your inner demons.
Mortensen explained, "I only had one experience when I was about 24. I went for a short time. For me, it was helpful. I think it's a great idea - the idea that you can go and confess everything, your deepest fears, your insecurities, your strangest thoughts to someone and know that it won't go any farther than that room. If you don't find some way to discuss or recognise what's going on inside you, it can come out in other ways that are self-destructive.” Viggo then discussed Sigmund Freud’s personality.
He added, "He was very engaging and very funny, also sometimes quite self-deprecating. He was the sort of person who tells you a joke, and it might be quite subtle and not everyone would get he was telling a joke. He did enjoy silly humour. He was also an admirer of Mark Twain. The two met, and they smoked cigars and cracked jokes." A Dangerous Method, which also stars Michael Fassbender and Keira Knightley, is set to be released in the UK on February 10.